Google fine-tunes its digital music strategy with Songza purchase
The online music landscape just got a lot more competitive, with Google’s acquisition of Songza, a unique player in the music space.
Microsoft on warpath against Middle East cybercrime rings
Microsoft is aiming to crack down on cyber crime by disrupting communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.
Facebook ‘manipulated users’ emotions’ in ‘creepy’ secret study
A study carried out by Facebook and two universities has angered users who have accused the social networking site of manipulating their emotions.
Twitter record smashed by thousands during Brazil vs. Chile World Cup match
A record 16.3 million tweets were sent during Saturday’s World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, the most ever for a live event on the social network.
Google execs visit Cuba for first time to promote open Internet
A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.
Ethical questions abound over Facebook’s newsfeed mood experiment
For one week in January 2012, data scientists skewed what almost 700,000 Facebook users saw when they logged into its service.
Cosmic brew: Space station getting real Italian espresso maker
The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine. Astronauts of all nationalities — but especially the Italians — have long...
Woman dies in Australia using cheap USB-style charger
Australian authorities issued a warning about cheap, non-compliant USB-style chargers Friday after a young woman died from apparent electrocution while...
Two new paths for Android: Developing nations and ‘material design’
The first initiative, Android One, aims to make smartphones more than a First World problem.
Japan unveils Kodomoroid—the world’s first ever robot newsreader
Scientists have unveiled what they claim is the first newsreading android—with a sense of humour to match her language skills.
Android invasion: Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables
An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer...
Pie in the sky: Russia wins pizza delivery drone race
A restaurant in Russia has launched the country’s first-ever pizza delivery service using unmanned flying helicopter drones.
Apple suppliers to start making larger iPhones next month: Reports
Apple Inc’s suppliers will begin producing larger versions of the iPhone in China next month, Bloomberg reports.
Apple, Google, Samsung race for first wearable blood sugar monitor
Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc., searching for applications that could turn nascent wearable technology like smartwatches and bracelets...
Anti-riot drone that fires pepper spray on unruly crowds hits market
An anti-riot drone equipped with pepper spray, strobe lighting, lasers and deafening audio to disperse unruly crowds has gone on the market.
Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90
Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist who invented Kevlar in the 1960s, died this week at the age of 90.
Google and Microsoft to follow Apple and Samsung with ‘kill switch’ on phones
Google and Microsoft have agreed to add remote kill switches to their smartphone operating systems - following in the footsteps of Samsung and Apple.
Game on! University offers scholarships to top PC gamers
A U.S. university is offering scholarships worth up to $19,000 (£11,000) for players of online computer game League of Legends.
Facebook lost $500k in half-hour of ‘silence’
Facebook’s 30-minute outage yesterday cost the social network half a million dollars.
Supercharged: Harley-Davidson to unveil its first electric motorcycle
Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week with President Matt Levatich saying he expects the company to become a leader in developing...
'It's the end of the world': Social media mayhem as Facebook crashes
When the world’s most popular social network crashes—everybody panics. The site, which has 1.3 billion users around the world, went offline for...
Scents of disbelief: Harvard scientists send the first transatlantic smell
Harvard scientists successfully transferred the first scent from Paris to New York on Tuesday morning via an iPhone app.
Amazon takes curtain off 3D display Fire Phone
The new phone, called the Fire Phone, will ship July 25 and cost $199 on a two-year contract.
Nokia ‘blackmailed for millions of euros’ by hackers
Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to sabotage its smartphone operating system, it has been reported.
Ghana rations power to supply World Cup TV demand
Ghana’s 24 million residents might have been worried that a gas shortage would affect their ability to watch the World Cup, but utility authorities...
Battle between Lyft and Uber heats up in Facebook ads
Taxi-hailing apps Uber and Lyft have taken to social media to undercut each other again.
Apple recalls millions of iPhone chargers across 37 countries
Apple is exchanging power adapters sold in Europe and parts of Asia and Africa after reports surfaced that the devices were overheating and putting users...
Robots and 4K broadcasting among high-tech World Cup innovations
The World Cup’s heated matches are just one part of the action: the latest technological innovations are also taking center field.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is controlling your Xbox One
A new Xbox One television advert is inadvertently turning on consoles, owners have said.
First 1,000mph car gets one step closer as the cockpit is unveiled
The mission to produce the world’s first 1,000mph car has taken a leap forward as the cockpit of the supersonic vehicle was unveiled.

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